Thursday, May 31, 2007

Bay Area Toros Lose 2-1 to Blue Thunder

By Robert H. Kelly

(May 31, 2007, League City, Texas) The Bay Area Toros dropped their second game of the season (and the second game in the history of the franchise) in their 9-5 loss to the Tarrant Country Blue Thunder at Wildcat Field in League City.

The win was the first for the Blue Thunder, after having their first five games rained out and rescheduled for later in the season. The Toros dropped to 0-2 for the season.

Kevin Whitman started for the Toros, giving up four runs on eight hits but generally kept the Toros in the game. The Toros used five pitchers in the game and the relief was unable to keep the momentum going.

Bobby Crosby was credited with the loss, giving up a two run home run to catcher Billy Schmitt. As a result, Schmitt was named the Coldwell Banker/United Player of the Game. He went 4-5 from the plate.

The Blue Thunder’s Jorge Castillo the winning pitcher.

The Toros will face the Blue Thunder in the second game of their five game series on Friday, with the first pitch at 7:00pm. Gates will open at 5:30 with the first 500 fans through the gate receiving a Toros baseball cap.

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